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I have read posts on the board about people getting about 8,000 miles on their tires, especially the rear.
I was looking at paperwork today in my garage and found that I have about 9,000 miles on my Metzlers. They still both look like new, no perceptible wear at all. I keep the rear at 42 lbs and the front at 38 lbs. What kind of mileage are you getting from your tires? What brand?
 

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when I bought the bike it had a metz on the back and dunlop front. I swapped out the front for another metz...

so far, the front has 1k (and a few nubbies still on the sides...) and the back is unknown, but shows almost no wear, so can't be to far into the triple digits...
 

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Glad to hear the Metzlers hold up, I will be getting a pair soon. Bought a new Shadow 1100 Spirit last year and the cord is already showing on the stock rear Dunlop at 4,600 miles.......very disappointed.
 

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I have over 15k miles on front and rear Metz's. Both are finally showing wear (but not that bad) and I will probably replace before this spring.
 

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I have 5300 miles on my stock Dunlops on my 05 Shadow Spirit. They look good so far. I will consider Metzlers when time to replace based on the positive comments on this board.
 

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I am on my 3rd set of Metz on the Spirit and get 20k out of the rear tire before it was gone. The front tire went around 25-30k.

I got about 18k out of the stock Dunlop though (front only...the rear lasted 8k).

But, the difference in handling and road feedback...both in dry and wet conditions.
 

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I have over 17,000 on my Metzelers and are just starting to show a little wear. I know they could go 20,000 easy but plan on replacing them before the Honda Hoot in late June just because. I'll have about 20,000 on them by then no problem. :D
 

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I have 19K on my rear Metzeler and yes it is finally bald (flat as can be) you can't even feel the tread in the center of the tire :p lol. But, I could have gotten longer if I wasn't on the gas most of the time, and the odd burnout.
 

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I just blew out my IRC rear tire at 7940 miles. Should have changed it a few miles earlier I guess.

I wouldn't mind a higher mileage tire the next time around.
 

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My stock Dunlaps were done at 9400 miles (rear) and 13K (front).
Have 7600 on the 880 Metzler rear and the front Metzler still looks new at 3k "+".
 

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I have a little over 13,000 miles on the stock Dunlops. I keep checking the wear markers and I can't see the top of Lincolns head yet, but I am looking and pricing new rubber.

Bruce
 

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I'm riding a 2000 1100 Shadow Aero. Only got about 8k miles on the rear stock Dunlop. Close to 10 k on the front stock Dunlop D404. I changed the rear to a Metz 880 early summer. It rode ok mixing them, but the front was a tad worn.
I want to put maching Metz's but can't find white wall for both tires. I can find the rear one all day long but the front has been impossible to find since the beggining of summer 06. Any-hoo I'm looking at replacing the front with a stock Dunlop and keeping the Metz on the rear.
 

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I have 6000 on my stock dunlops.The rear needs changing but the front looks pretty much like new.Hoping i can get a little extra cash for some Metzlers.
 

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I have gotten 12000 2x from my rear Metz on my spirit 1100. I am very conservative and replace at about 1/8 tread. Handling vrs Dunlop stock is night and day
 
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